TRIPLE F – Fashion, Fitness, and Food

A podcast about my adventures in Fashion, Fitness, and Food.

 

Welcome to the Triple F Podcast, where we’re focused on Fashion, Fitness and of course Food. This podcast is all about bringing these three parts of your life together to help you get the most out of your passions. We’re here to help you look your best, feel great and also indulge in some some maybe not so hidden temptations. We are by no means experts in any of these fields but we do hope to bring people to the show who know what they are talking about and can help you with some of these aspects of your life. You only live life once, so why not live a life worth living?

Latest Episode:

 

Past Episodes:

Monday Munchies Episode 024

Monday Munchies Episode 024: On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Table, Donkey and Stick

Flip Burger

Big and Littles

Lokal

Redhot Ranch

Enso

Region

Loyalist

Blackwood BBQ

Episode 085: The Shed at Dulwich

I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor
And then served customers Iceland ready meals on its opening night.”

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/434gqw/i-made-my-shed-the-top-rated-restaurant-on-tripadvisor

Monday Munchies Episode 023

Monday Munchies Episode 023: On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Sushi station

Soho house

Longman & Eagle

Joe’s Seafood and Prime Steak

Episode 083: Right Bee Cider

Co-owners Katie Morgan and Charlie Davis were introduced by a mutual friend in Chicago in the summer of 2011. Charlie was a professional brewer in Chicago at the time. He decided to try and woo her by making a hard cider for her birthday. It worked, and Right Bee Cider was born.

Right Bee Cider officially launched in November 2014, after two years of planning and preparation.

The Chicago-based duo has taken the city by storm, creating a unique, unfiltered, dry cider that is currently on tap at 30 bars and restaurants around the city. They are the only two people in their company, and have done everything themselves since the beginning. “We create, package, and distribute our cider ourselves,” Katie says. “I hand paint the taphandles, Charlie has built most of our equipment by hand… this is truly a labor of love.” They were featured on the cover of Chicago’s RedEye, The Chicagoist, Crain’s Business Chicago, and they won a Sam Adams competition in May 2015 where they competed for the National finals in New York City this December 2015.

They are incredibly passionate about the art of cider-making, high quality natural ingredients, sustainability, and community support. “Our cider brought us together,” says Charlie. ‘And we hope it continues to bring other people together.’”

http://www.rightbeecider.com/

Monday Munchies Episode 022

Monday Munchies Episode 022: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

A Place By Damao

Kie Gol Lanee

Spoon

Immm Rice and Beyond

Seafood on the Tables

Radical Larder

Honey Doe

Sweet Rice, sister of Sticky Rice

Suchi

Jarabe

Kubo

Bites Asian Tapas

Animale, sister of Osteria Langhe

Kyoto Black

Carmines

Del Toro

The Bristol

Pacific Bistro

RPM

Episode 081: Radical Larder

Chef Meagan Lombaer of The Radical Larder uses ingredients from local farmer’s markets and other resources around Chicago to develop dishes inspired by world cuisine and plant-based living. The chef strives to use whole ingredients and loves incorporating pickles and preserved items into her dishes adding another layer of flavor and excitement to what she prepares.

The Radical Larder partners with local breweries, athletic facilities and farmers’ markets to do plant based pop ups, demonstrations and events. Chef Meagan is focusing on finding a space to expand her business and she hopes to incorporate a movement element to pair with her focus on nutrition and whole ingredients.

The Radical Larder is available for private events and other catering opportunities. Contact: radlarder@gmail.com

https://www.radlarder.com

Episode 080: Kyoto Black

Justin Doggett, owner & founder of Kyoto Black, is a cold brew fanatic and he created Kyoto Black because he believes Kyoto Style is the best way to cold brew coffee.  Kyoto Style coffees have better flavors, smoother textures and no sediment. Oddly enough, the style is mostly unknown, even though cold brew has exploded in popularity.  His first experience drinking Kyoto Style cold brew was in 2011.  That cup was not great, but the experience of drinking it was so different that he had to pursue it.  Kyoto Style clearly had a lot of potential and he wanted to unlock it.  One year later he created his first custom home brewer.

https://kyotostylecoffee.com/

Monday Munchies Episode 021

Monday Munchies Episode 021: On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

The Radler

Minghin

Prime Bar

Raclette

Cocoro

Roditys

Honky Tonk BBQ

Episode 078: Think Latitude - Andy Sajnani & Misha Shah

Think Latitude is a technology startup that provides rapid prototype development for aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses. We assist in taking new ideas and providing the right steps to proceed from conceptualization to final execution through business consulting, web and application development and investment funding. Our proven strategy has helped several clients realize their passions and dreams.

http://www.thinklatitude.pro/

Episode 077: Kubo

Kubo – native house – It means a “house that’s a hut” but it’s frequently translated as “My Nipa Hut.”

In the words of Christine Ledesma Chef / Owner “Eating is what what I love the most…
Sharing my passion in cooking through our restaurant is an achievement and a fulfillment… “ Come enjoy authentic Filipino cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

https://www.kubochicago.com/

Episode 076: Justin Rindt

A former NFL Madden video game guru, turned professional football players who has come full circle as a fitness expert and fashion stylist, Justin Rindt is a man of many talents. His wealth of knowledge spreads across both the fitness and fashion industries.

Monday Munchies Episode 20

 

Special live recorded episode with Keng Sisivath (@StrangeFoodsChicago) while eating different strange foods at a few Chicago restaurants:

Mandi Noori

Shiroi Sushi 

La Casa De Samuel

Instagram celebs:

 

Episode 074: Strange Foods Chicago Fest 2

Ever wonder what  munching on Fried Grasshoppers tastes like? How about having water Jelly for dessert? How about savoring Split Duck Face all the while watching Taiko drummers, Lao and Samoan dancers? 

These are just a few of the dynamic plates and dance troupes that will be offered at Strange Foods Festival 2. The festival will be held at the beautiful Stan Mansion. Last year’s fest  attracted 500 people sampling strange dishes from Chicago’s local restaurants. Featured items were steamed brain in banana leaves, sticky rice stuffed then grilled in a bamboo stalk for dessert, black corn fungus and eyeball tacos, bulls testicles and many more.  The title Strange Foods may get guests to look the other way but when in actuality the term strange only applies to those that aren’t accustom to it.  What is strange in America, may actually be a delicacy in other nations.  The Festival will educate people on dishes that may look unfamiliar with unusual ingredients but can be very tasty if executed right.  Last years cuisine ranged from Syrian, Thai, Laotian, Mexican, Indian, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese.  We had some hiccups but will definately learn from it.  We appreciate all that attended and promised this year it’s all about paying attention to details and curating dishes so that no vendor space is wasted. 

The same brain child from last years event will be organizing this fest but this time he will be partnering up with Dew Suriyawan(Thai Food Festival co- Founder and Owner of Immm Rice and Beyond and Spoon).  There will be returning vendors with new dishes and new vendors such as Kei Go Lanee(Oaxaca), Seafood on the Tables(Cajun), Sweet Rice(Thai), Ninjafoods(Laos), Bydamao(Chengdu), Mandi Noor(Yemen), Suchi(Japanese) and many more. 

Early bird tickets will be starting at $45 and general admission topping at $55.  The ticket price will include unlimited drinks and food tasting from 15+ restaurants, photo booth provided by defining78.com.  Free parking a block away at Darwin Elementary School. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Feed My Starving Children Foundation. With your help we fed  5k hungry kids last year.   

Find us on Facebook Strange Foods Chicago Festival and Instagram @strangefoodschicagofestival for photos from last year and  future updates.  

TICKETS

Episode 072: DineHero

TURN YOUR LUNCH INTO A NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
We believe that every meal you eat offers a unique opportunity to build a strong, professional community. Whether you’re dining in your company’s cafeteria or your favorite restaurant, our goal is to make your meal work for you by connecting you with new people and building the network of your dreams.

Transform online networking to face-to-face interaction. Expand your network with like-minded professionals.

https://www.dinehero.com/

Monday Munchies Episode 019

Monday Munchies Episode 019: Welcome to a special edition of Monday Munchies, our Labor Day Episode. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Girl and the Goat

Nomi Kitchen

Antico 

Kuma’s Korner

Parachute

Romero

Kanela

Episode 071: Mary Nguyen Aregoni

Mary Nguyen Aregoni received her BBA in Marketing from Xavier University in 1989 and her MSBA in International Business from Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

Ms. Aregoni has a notable background as an IT Systems Manager with a 20 year career working for Procter & Gamble (1989-2009) working in various locations such as Chicago, New York, Brussels, Cincinnati and Baltimore. Mary decided she wanted to fulfill a dream of owning her own business and she wanted to have a restaurant where she could share her Vietnamese heritage with others. A restaurant where a diner could engage in food travel tourism through delectable Southeast Asian cuisine specifically Vietnamese and Thai.

In 2009 she launched her restaurant Saigon Sisters which was also the year when the economic climate was not conducive to new ventures Mary knew her background in corporate strategy, marketing and analytics would serve her well combined with the support of her encouraging mother, sister and husband. Mary began the realization of her dream.

Having spent her early years in the war-torn country of Vietnam where her Mother and Grandmother were once successful business women Mary as a child fled with her family to Thailand. Eventually they made their way to the U.S. where they had to start over. They had nothing except for drive, determination and the ability to adapt. Mary was taught that having a strong foundation was crucial for building a life of possibilities and as such Education and Knowledge were key components. Mary feels it is really about having a mental mindset that you will succeed. Fear is not an option. It is about knowing the risks and managing them. It is a privilege to do what you want in life. It’s not easy being an entrepreneur, it is critical to be prepared, have the upfront capital, know that there will be long hours and accept that there will be failure but know how to navigate the hard times and above all know that you can’t do it alone. You need support. With a restaurant it is about having the right team, the food, the ambience, knowing your customers. knowing what they want, need in a dining experience and Marketing. People need to know who you are.

These are the reasons that in an extremely difficult business sector coupled with challenging economic conditions Mary Nguyen Aregoni has thrived. Saigon Sisters which offers fast casual dining and catering services from its three locations across Chicago including: French Market, Lake Street, Northwestern Memorial and the much anticipated O’Hare airport location. She also recently launched a new brand Bang Chop Thai Kitchen last year which serves authentic Thai cuisine also in downtown Chicago.

Since opening day in 2009 Saigon Sisters, Chicagoans have embraced the pho (soup), spring rolls, banh mi (sandwiches), and more. The famed Michelin Guide and Zagat rave over the cuisine. Saigon Sisters has won numerous accolades and Mary Nguyen Aregoni has shown once again that hard work, being authentic, and following your dream is possible if you really believe in yourself and your products.

www.saigonsisters.com
www.bangchopthai.com

Episode 070: Grant McNamara

A goofy nerd with elegant style and confidence… is that a real thing? Don’t let the jokes and laughter distract you, one minute talking with Grant McNamara about fashion and style is all it takes to see how passionate and talented he is. As one of Chicago’s top stylist for both men and women, he doesn’t see any client as a challenge, just an opportunity to have fun. Now, Grant is beginning to design his own line, G ALXNDR.

Not having any formal background in fashion, he went from the consulting and corporate world to being named one of Chicago’s most stylish men in just a couple years. What does he attribute it to? His Ma making him iron his clothes when he was younger. That, caring, and telling his personal story through style and living happy.

It might help that he won a nationwide model search contest and has been seen in numerous publications and videos, including a cover of Chicago Style Weddings magazine, the face of LYFE Kitchen ads, and the face of a local custom clothing company.

Monday Munchies Episode 018

Monday Munchies Episode 018: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Farmhouse

Bub City

Hax

Da Lobsta Famous

Nosh and Booze

Ara on

Chief Oniels

Crio

Au Cheval

Mahalo

HaiSous

Le Bouchon

Episode 068: CMAA's Red Party

Dennis Mondero (Executive Director) & Carlos Jaramillo (Manager of Marketing. Special Events & Donor Relations)

On Wednesday, August 23rd, please join the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) for the 2017 Red Party!

For the past two years, CMAA has organized Chicago’s most exciting summer event, taking place in River North’s very own East Bank Club. Get your favorite “Red” outfit ready and invite your friends because you won’t want to miss this year’s edition!

New for this year, the Inaugural Asian American Men’s Fashion Show! Our models will be sharply dressed by local and very talented Asian owned clothiers, Mildblend Supply Co. and ESQ Clothing.

Your ticket purchase will directly support CMAA’s efforts to provide crucial social services to the immigrant and refugee community across the Chicagoland area.

Highlights Include:

  • The Inaugural Asian American Men’s Fashion Show
  • DJ!
  • 2 Complimentary Drink Tickets
  • Cash Bar
  • Rooftop Setting! (Weather Permitting)
  • More Goodies to be Confirmed!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmaas-red-party-2017-tickets-36108234702?aff=es2

http://www.chinesemutualaid.org/the-red-party

http://www.chinesemutualaid.org

Episode 067: Adrian Madero (Part 2)

Adrian Madero is a partner of Surmesur custom menswear, it’s a Canadian brand with locations in the states and in Canada. Originally he is from Mexico. His two loves are suits and soccer, and he still plays twice a week in pretty competitive level.

https://www.surmesur.com/en-us

Episode 066: Surmesur

After two months of research and design, brothers Vincent and François Thériault launch a business offering a new shopping experience in a 300-square-foot store in Quebec City. Their concept is an instant success, so much so that the boutique quickly outgrows its space! Surmesur provides an exceptional shopping experience and offers quality products at the best value. That’s why we want to be the reference for custom, made-to-measure menswear in North America.

Adrian Madero is a partner of Surmesur custom menswear, it’s a Canadian brand with locations in the states and in Canada. Originally he is from Mexico. His two loves are suits and soccer, and he still plays twice a week in pretty competitive level.

https://www.surmesur.com/en-us

Episode 065: Meiling Jin

TV Producer & Editor & Journalist & Model & Yogi!

She has produced a real TV show which is airing on Comcast in Chicago at this time. The full length sitcom is “Chop Chop TV Show” and it is a racially diverse cast filmed completely in Chicago with all Chicago actors.

Here is the Demo Reel highlighting the content and cast: https://vimeo.com/165955833

Meiling is also one of Chinese well known Journalists including interviews with celebrities, some of which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/user/meilingjin1314/videos

Meiling is also a popular Chicago model and you can “Google Image Meiling Jin” to see some of her work.

Business Email: studiomeiling@gmail.com

Episode 064: John Manion

John Manion’s star is a rising in Chicago. Despite the fact that he’s been a Chicago-area chef for nearly two decades, the last few years have put him on the culinary map. When Manion was just eight years old, his family was transplanted to sprawling São Paulo, Brazil, introducing him to a whole new world of food at a young age, inspiring his culinary trajectory.

His first restaurant, La Sirena Clandestina, is Brazilian-inspired—what Manion envisioned as a sort of mysterious, hidden spot you might stumble upon in coastal Brazil. Translated as “The Hidden Mermaid,” La Sirena Clandestina serves simple, beachy Brazilian classics like Pao de Queijo, Moqueca, and Caipirinhas.

Now, Manion has opened a second South America-inspired restaurant, El Che Bar, a nod to his travels throughout Argentina.

Monday Munchies Episode 017

Monday Munchies Episode 017: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Tanta

Doves Kitchenette

O’cha Thai Cuisine

Emillios Tapas

TT Noodle

Fuh

Episode 062: LulaFit - Colleen Werner

Colleen attended The University of Michigan where she earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Dance and Movement Science. Always an entrepreneur at heart, Colleen started her first company, Fearlessly Fit Life, immediately after college. After noticing a gap in the fitness industry, she created LulaFit Concierge Fitness to serve hard-working professionals at a time and place that was most convenient for them. She has been on a mission to give LulaFit clients the key to being healthy and fit ever since.

Website

Monday Munchies Episode 016

Monday Munchies Episode 016: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Tavern on Rush

Umami Burger

Fado

Sunda

Izakaya Mita

Brunch

River Roast

Fonterra Grill

Smyth

Cochan 555
Chefs:
– Ricardo Jarquin – Travelle Kitchen + Bar
– John Manion – El Che Bar
– Nathan Sears – TheWit Hotel
– Tom Carlin – Publican Quality Meats
– Pete Coenen – Cherry Circle Room

Episode 060: Andrew Bridges Part 2

Andrew Bridges is an international man of mystery….err… more so international man of art! He’s a recognizable figure in the art world with a unique fashion sense and who is also a coffee snob. He’s stands out in any crowd and always has something great to add to the conversation leaving you always wanting more.

Instagram: Andrew.Bridges.583

Brand Experience Podcast

RajNATION Podcast

The Art of Charm Podcast

Episode 059: Andrew Bridges

Andrew Bridges is an international man of mystery….err… more so international man of art! He’s a recognizable figure in the art world with a unique fashion sense and who is also a coffee snob. He’s stands out in any crowd and always has something great to add to the conversation leaving you always wanting more.

Instagram: Andrew.Bridges.583

Monday Munchies Episode 015

Monday Munchies Episode 015: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

La Casa de Samuel 

True Food Kitchen 

Beatrix

Slurping Turtle

Imperial La Mian

Shiroi Sushi

Video compliments of @Strangefoodschicago https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kB6oufvYsRo&feature=youtu.be

Hampton Social 

Harbor Town Bakery & Cafe

Docs B’s Fresh Kitchen

Episode 057: Community Dining

Community Dining aims to connect people through shared meals at homes, private dining spaces, and restaurants, stimulate substantive dialogue, and strengthen social bonds.

Community Dining Website

Monday Munchies Episode 014

Monday Munchies Episode 014: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Latinicity

Cozy Corner 

Arabella

Urban Belly

Seoul Taco

Greenfish Poke

Circa 1880

Fireside

Wolf Peach

AMK Kitchen Bar

Hell’s Kitchen

Episode 054: Go 4 Food

Go 4 Food is a Michelin Award winning, NBC spotlighted Chinese, Thrillist.com, TOP 10 Chinese restaurant and TimeOutChicago.com as one of the best dish (Chili Fusion Crab) in Chicago We are a Chinese fusion restaurant located in the heart of Chicago’s Chinatown. Lunch and dinner is served in our contemporary 2 tier dining room, the 2nd level also being a party room which can host 40 people. Come for some of the usual suspects like Mapo Tofu and Beef Chow Fun, but stay for our more contemporary unique ones like Baby Geoduck, Fusion Chili Crab, and Millionaire Style Fried Rice. Or you may order one of the various Prix-Fixe menus for a comprehensive experience. Better yet, try or special Prix-Fixe dinner where we create off-the-menu dishes specifically for you that night depending on your preferences.

http://www.go4foodusa.com/

Episode 055: Bites Asian Tapas

Say hello to Bites Asian Tapas, a cozy spot with lots of small plates from the Pacific Rim and beyond (yes, “beyond” includes Mexico and India), located in the heart of Lakeview.

Japan. Thailand. China. Korea. Vietnam. The USA. They all make great food. And you’ll find influences from all of them here. It’s sort of like a culinary supergroup. On the menu: kimchi egg rolls, pulled-pork-topped cornbread waffles (for brunch) and a ribeye-stuffedCrying Amigo Taco (its tears take the form of a Thai-style chili sauce).

So you’ll want to come here when you’re feeling… well, you don’t know what you’re feeling. You just know that barn-wood-covered walls, a roaring fire, some ramen noodles and a spicy ginger martini (the Hot Geisha) will improve your cold winter night.

http://www.bitestapas.com/

Monday Munchies Episode 013

Monday Munchies Episode 013: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Blackfinn Ameripub

Three Lions Pub

Pho Cali 

Strings

Ahjoomahs Apron

Kathy and Karen Chen

The Angry Crab

Go 4 Food 

Graze 

Zak’s Cafe 

Triskele’s

Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration

Crave Cafe 

Mandi Noor

Episode 052: WalknTalk / Big Murphy's Part 2

WalknTalk was born on the inspirational sunburned streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studying abroad, enterprising founder Nathan Minnehan started making and selling handmade leather bound journals at a colorful street fair. Nathan sold his guitar in a basement bar in Buenos Aires, bought sixty pounds of leather, and returned to the states with a plan to build WalknTalk. In 2012 WalknTalk was founded in Chicago, and currently produces handmade, high quality leather goods designed to inspire a philosophy of self-creation through intentional travel. The WalknTalk philosophy aims to inspire individuals to get lost to find yourself. A portion of profits are donated to youth exchange, and student travel through the WalknTalk Dream Box Scholarship.

Big Murphy’s has been born out of a burning desire to offer a unique line of leather products that speak volumes about who you are, and why you do what you do. All of the products in the Big Murphy’s line are custom made to order in four to six weeks.  All of our leathers come from Italy, and our hardware is sourced from the best producers in the world. (Not China).  Our goods are all handmade in the region of Bohemia, Central Europe, with the skilled artisanship of generations.    

http://www.walkntalk.com/

https://www.bigmurphys.com/

Episode 051: WalknTalk / Big Murphy's Part 1

WalknTalk was born on the inspirational sunburned streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studying abroad, enterprising founder Nathan Minnehan started making and selling handmade leather bound journals at a colorful street fair. Nathan sold his guitar in a basement bar in Buenos Aires, bought sixty pounds of leather, and returned to the states with a plan to build WalknTalk. In 2012 WalknTalk was founded in Chicago, and currently produces handmade, high quality leather goods designed to inspire a philosophy of self-creation through intentional travel. The WalknTalk philosophy aims to inspire individuals to get lost to find yourself. A portion of profits are donated to youth exchange, and student travel through the WalknTalk Dream Box Scholarship.

Big Murphy’s has been born out of a burning desire to offer a unique line of leather products that speak volumes about who you are, and why you do what you do. All of the products in the Big Murphy’s line are custom made to order in four to six weeks.  All of our leathers come from Italy, and our hardware is sourced from the best producers in the world. (Not China).  Our goods are all handmade in the region of Bohemia, Central Europe, with the skilled artisanship of generations.    

http://www.walkntalk.com/

https://www.bigmurphys.com/

Episode 050: The Reverse Inteview

Episode 50!!!! In this interview, we actually take a different direction and do a reverse interview. I am interviewed by Yixian Cindy Liu to chat about my adventures so far on the Triple F Podcast. She is launching her very own podcast – Yinteresting. It focuses on her adventure as an international student and then getting a job in the U.S. She is the perfect person to sit down, dig deep into my past, and pull out some incredible content for this episode. So enjoy listening to my recollections of trials and tribulations of launching my first 50 episodes on the Triple F Podcast.

Episode 049: Simply Native Foods

Simply Native Foods:
Only Native Ingredients. Only the Best.
They fuel adventures and healthy lifestyles with the most simple and nutritious ingredients. They use exclusively plants indigenous to North America to make Ancient Foods for Modern Times.

Their family strives to honor tradition, while adapting for the future. Whether you are running a farm (like them!), running a marathon, or raising a family, they know you will enjoy these uncommonly good, simply native foods.

Start the morning right with the nourishing goodness of Simply Native Quick Cooking Wild Rice Hot Cereal. Packed with protein and antioxidants, Simply Native’s wild rice, a roasted grass kernel, is harvested in Minnesota. Each morsel is carefully cultivated for your enjoyment.

Website

Monday Munchies Episode 012

Monday Munchies Episode 012: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Vinci

Quartinos

Screaming Tuna

Sobelman’s

Jade Court

Tanuki

Luke Lobster

Giordano’s

Episode 047: Honeydoe

They are a catering company in Chicago, specialized in the Mediterranean & Syrian cuisines.
They deliver the Finest Food, Pasties & Desserts in Chicago Area & its suburbs.
They have the ability to Cater Big events such as Wedding, Dinner parties, Baby showers, Bridal Showers, Corporate events, Breakfasts, Brunch & Lunch with our Delicious and amazing Arabic & Mediterranean food.

They also have single meals subscription service of their delicious meals directly delivered to your door in Chicago.

Website

Episode 046: CORE4 Skills

Life Skills Educators is a new model of learning that simplifies and accelerates the learning of the basic skills for healthy living and incorporates solving real world problem using these skills in a fun, purpose driven way. We strive to empower students to make decisions that will enable them to become independent, healthy adults.

Cheryl Cerpuran left her career as a corporate marketing executive to start CORE4 Skills, Inc. She understood that although our schools are proficient at teaching academics, little or no attention is paid to life skills that we all need to survive and thrive in today’s world. Cheryl developed CORE4 to fill that gap by creating a program that teaches kids the basic life skills they require, in a practical and fun environment.

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Monday Munchies Episode 011

Monday Munchies Episode 011: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Appellation

Bandera

Pot Pan

Gibson’s

Berghoff

Publican

Purple Pig

Danke

New Asia

Friends Sushi

Lucille

The Merriment Social

Umai

Episode 044: Kissed By B.O.

Braisha Owens – Designer of wearable arts and stylist for all from the social misfits to the ultra-conservative, SHE IS a model, creative visionary and young entrepreneur. A dream promoter in her own right, she is DETERMINDED to follow her dream. Considering herself an endorser of individuality and a lover of confidence, Braisha tries to instill those principles in every acquaintance. She created the concept for her business plan in the summer of 2013, which allowed her creative voice and love of individuality to blossom before her eyes. This gave birth to B.O. Continuing to strive for the best and encouraging others to do the same, this is only the beginning for this young designer, stylist, creative being. Armed with her faith in God, she carries a positive attitude and is definitely going places.

Ways for listeners to get in contact:
braisha@kissedbybo.com
Instagram: @Kissedbybo
Twitter: @Kissedbybo

Episode 043: Three Times Per Day

When Rachael started this persuit of Three Times Per Day , She thought the most interesting thing she could write about — and explore the world through — was food. However, much like our current presidential candidates, she’s changed my mind since then.

It’s been just about a year since she first started Three Times Per Day. Since then, she’s developed new passions and interests, grown in her career, returned to school, gotten involved with an amazing non-profit, began writing for Fitt Chicago, and have all the while continued to assess the evolving meaning of health and balance. In short, she feels as though limiting Three Times Per Day to food would mean she was not writing about that which is most important to her or most interesting to you.

She realized one’s spends their day basically three ways: working, playing, and recharging. The new and improved Three Times Per Day is all about navigating the balance between doing these things. Food will obviously still be a focal point, since it’s her ultimate recharge activity. But she (and special guest writers!) will also be posting about exercise, the fun things to do (around Chicago, definitely, and the world, maybe??), and self-exploration. Because she’s a female young professional and am examining the world through this lens, the topics covered will primarily cater to that audience. But balance is not reserved for women and yuppies! It’s something people from all walks of life strive to achieve, so  she hopes everyone who stumbles upon this finds something for them.

Three Times Per Day Website

Monday Munchies Episode 010

Monday Munchies Episode 010: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Toni

Bridge House Tavern

Fat Rice

Franklin Tap

Antique Taco

Cochon Volant Brasserie

Central BBQ

Highline

Episode 041: Donut Worry

Donut Worry, Be Happy is a Meetup in Chicago all about donuts! Come grab a donut and meet some new friends in a chill, relaxing, inviting atmosphere at some of the most intriguing donut shops around Chicago.

Donut Worry, Be Happy Website

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@soamai_the_money
@poweredbydoughnuts
@chicitydonuts

Episode 040: Suggesthat

Suggesthat is enhancing the way we look at things more consciously. We are a mobile application creating socially conscious communities in the world of Food and Travel. People in our communities are discovering amazing eats and adventures and are capturing their experiences by blending pictures and videos in one single instance.

Have the taste for something delicious, use Suggesthat to find what you are craving for around your area. Best of all, no need to wonder whether what people are saying are real or genuine. Now you can see and hear what they are saying – literally! With our unique approach of combining picture and video into one single frame, people can now capture the experience and express their thoughts and feelings more vibrantly.

Have a great place you want to recommend to someone? Capture the moment and share them your discovery. There is something about being able to bask and share in the moment without actually being there.

Suggesthat Website

Episode 039: Sconnie Nation

Sconnie Nation is dedicated to celebrating the Wisconsin lifestyle!

Sconnie Nation prides itself on in-house, unique, masterpieces that cannot be found anywhere else. The Sconnie tradition began way back in 1848 when Wisconsin became the 30th state in the Union and continues today. We started the company during the spring of 2004 in our freshmen dorm room out in Turner Kronshage with the goal of spreading Sconnie pride across the country. Today, Sconnie Nation is still based in Madison, Wisconsin.

The idea behind Sconnie Nation is simple. Anyone from Wisconsin, who attends school in Wisconsin, or just loves the dairy state in general can identify with Sconnie. Sconnie is anything of or relating to Wisconsin. Sconnie is an identity. It can be used as a noun (“I am a Sconnie”) or an adjective (“Look at that Sconnie truck”). You don’t have to be from Wisconsin to appreciate the Sconnie movement. It’s all about embracing and celebrating this genuinely Wisconsinesque environment we call home. Sconnie is tailgating, bowling, bubblers, washing cheese curds down with a beer, having a tractor-shaped mailbox, or eating a cream puff. If you like eating a brat and cheering for the Pack, you know what we’re talking about.

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Monday Munchies Episode 009

Monday Munchies Episode 009: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks (specifically September since we had a special Monday Munchies last week with Strange Foods Chicago Fest). Albeit, I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Sze Chuan Cuisine
Zenwich
El Barco Mariscos
Toast
City Market
Asian Bites Tapas

Monday Munchies Episode 008: Strange Foods Chicago Fest

@StrangefoodsChicago and@chicagofoodevents are bringing to you the first annual strangefoodsfest. Ethnic places will get a chance to participate in their first ever tasting event. Each station will be highly decorated to represent their country. They are working very closely with each owners on what will be served.

Chicago’s first festival celebrating those “strange” things on menus around the Windy City. Guests will have the chance to sample out-of-the-ordinary fare from over a dozen small, local restaurants while sipping drinks provided by local brewers and distillers. Rotating ethnic dance troupes will keep the energy high and other entertainment will be added as the date gets closer.

Ethnic foods from: Cambodian, Malaysian, Syrian, Northern Thai, Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Moroccan, Mexican, Lao and Cuban.

Event Website

Episode 036: Trunk Club

Cecilia (Cece) Alvarez LOVES clothes! She has since she was young, and after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, she found the opportunity to work in the fashion industry with Trunk Club in Chicago. Lucky her! Some of her other passions include singing, bellydancing, travel, the Spanish language, and chocolate. She is loving living in the Chicago area!

Trunk Club Website

Episode 035: Ironside Barbecue

Our Love for Barbecue was born somewhere between our first bites of a hamburger and being handed the grill tongs for the first time.  For us that passion flourished when we were first exposed to real old fashioned wood fired barbecue. It was simple, and so delicious, and yet unlike anything we had tried before.  We were immediately hooked and our fascination quickly turned into a serious obsession. Since then, we’ve spent nearly ten years traveling the country in search of the best barbecue, and developing our recipes

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Instagram: @Ironsidebbq

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email: ironsidebbq@gmail.com

Monday Munchies Episode 007

Monday Munchies Episode 007: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Qing Xiang Yuan Dumpling

The Booze Box

My Place Chinese

Ha Long Bay

Hub 51

Grampa’s Pizzeria

Pizzeria del Mercato

Episode 033: The Aviary

The Aviary is a cocktail bar, redefined. Opened by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas a few years ago, this swanky cocktail lounge with intricate drinks in super creative presentations & clever small bites is located in the heart of Fulton Market. Situated in the middle of the fast growing, culturally rich West Loop, the Aviary is a place any one in Chicago must experience at least once.

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@AviaryCocktails

Book Reservations

Episode 032: StakeHaul

StakeHaul is social wagering for the next generation. With StakeHaul, you can easily challenge your friends to games of skill or even be a third-party judge between mutual friends. Stake your hard earned cash, a night out on the town, or even your dignity. We strive to be the most entertaining and the most interactive social wagering platform on the market.

StakeHaul Website

Episode 031: FitFace

At its core, FitFace is a social networking app that connects you to other people interested in sports, health, and fitness. Whether you are looking for a workout partner, a little motivation, or want to put together a pick-up game of basketball; FitFace is designed to connect you to the right people.

From meeting someone that will help you go that extra mile, to checking the app for some encouraging quotes and other users improvement pictures, we’ve got all the motivation you need.

The app uses profile comparisons within a limited mile radius to connect fitness enthusiasts with similar interests to each other, forging new friendships while simultaneously increasing motivation to exercise.

We are excited to allow everyone the opportunity to help their community come together in exploring a new way to do “fitness”.

Fit Face Website

Episode 030: Yixian Cindy Liu

Global citizen, world explorer, food enthusiast, and music lover. Yixian Cindy Liu is from China and has been living in the US for six years. She enjoys the outdoors, fitness, and photography.  As a world traveler, she’s visited 12 countries and counting.

Email: cindyleo2010@gmail.com

Monday Munchies Episode 006

Monday Munchies Episode 006: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Parlor Pizza

Comet Cafe

Cafe Benelux

Hubbard Inn

Blue Agave

B.Bim

Mi Tierra La Villita

Episode 028: Sierra C

Sierra C was born and raised on the west side of Chicago. She has an associates degree in Arts from Malcolm X College, studied at DePaul university and a graduate from Illinois Media School with a certificate in Radio broadcasting and TV, film production. She is an on air radio personality, host and sometimes a plus size model . She has always been influenced by fashion, music and pop culture. She currently has a radio show on WindyCityUnderground.com every Wednesday from 5-6pm. Being on the radio has always been a dream of hers along with being an overall personality. Her goal is eventually to make my way to TV. Her ideal job would be to become a host on 106 and park on BET!  She’s always looking for the hottest events in Chicago whether it be fashion, music or overall entertainment. Make sure you guys check out her show on WindyCityUnderground.com and you can also reach her on facebook at Sierra Cammon or email her at sierracammon@gmail.com. All things Sierra C

Episode 027: Latino Fashion Week

Arabel Alva Rosales is an entrepreneur that has been described in Chicago Magazine as a “Renaissance Woman” because of her ability to discuss concerns on Wall Street, global issues and what is happening in our communities. She is also recognized for having a critical eye for art and fashion. She is known for genuinely loving her life and not being afraid of bringing together highly skilled teams that use innovative methods and technology to achieve what others deem impossible. Her life is a great representation of the American success story. With her parents being of Mexican descent, they instilled being bilingual/bicultural with a strong work ethic. She is a well respected business leader. Arabel is sought out as much for her business acumen and prowess as for her fashion expertise, creating successful commerce for herself and others.

Global Runway Website

Latino Fashion Week Website

Episode 026: Runchkins

Runchkins is an ecommerce store where you get stylish kids clothings sent right to your door. You get a box of stylish kid’s clothes and accessories, hand-picked based on your child’s style profile.

  1. 1. Style It
  • ◊ Create a style profile for your child
  • ◊ Choose how many outfits you want and how often you want them
  1. 2. Love It
  • ◊ Open your box to discover adorableness, with 5 days to try on at home
  • ◊ Purchase only what you love, send back the rest with free shipping and returns
  1. 3. Resell It
  • ◊ Sell back any piece for store credit when your little one outgrows it
  • ◊ Our experts determine how much based on its condition

Runchkins Website

Monday Munchies Episode 005

Monday Munchies Episode 005: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy: 

King Spa and Sauna

Yolk

Slurp Slurp Noodles

Jerk

Thai Room

Cafe At The Plaza

Small Cheval

Federales

Episode 024: Vans Ventures - Van Mac

Ever since she was young, she has always had a special relationship with food and adventures. In the case of food, no matter what she does, it keeps drawing her back to it. Through happiness and sadness, it’s been a constant in her life. Traveling and ventures have also been constants. Each year, she tries to visit a new place in order to expand her views on the people in this world. People never cease to amaze her. Comfortable is her style and she craves new knowledge like she does ramen. New things, new experiences and new ways of life. Let’s find these things together! I can’t wait until the next venture so follow along with her on her blog – VansVentures.com and on Instragam @VansVentures!

Episode 023: Seesaw Society - Kristen & Christine

At Seesaw Society, we are passionate about creating premium quality clothing that parents AND children will not only love, but turn to again and again. Playful styles that capture the simple everyday whimsy of childhood and make getting dressed much more fun for everyone!

Seesaw Society Website

Episode 022: iLoveKickboxing Bucktown - Alyssa & Elyse

iLovekickboxing is a nationwide franchise that takes real kickboxing moves and makes them accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. This class is guaranteed to give you that body you have been waiting for and allow you to have fun ALL at the same time! Check us out at iLoveKickboxing.com for our special 3 classes for $19.99 and FREE gloves!! See you on the mat.

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Monday Munchies Episode 004

Monday Munchies Episode 004: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Hubbard Inn
North Star American Bistro – Brookfield
Kyoto
Chowbus

Episode 020: Strange Foods Chicago - Keng Sisivath

Keng Sisivath is the man behind the brand – Strange Foods Chicago. You may have seen his exquisite photography skills with taking pictures of food on instagram or followed along with his videos on Youtube. Strange Foods Chicago is truly ethnic strange foods in Chicagoland. Your very own bizarre foods and no reservations. Through the adventures of Strange Foods Chicago, you’ll learn all about the hidden gems of the city that are both ethnic and cheap.

Restaurant Recommendations:

Immm Rice and Beyond

Dancen

Saigon Bistro Crawfish

Bites Asian Tapas

Instagram: StrangeFoodsChicago

YouTube: #StrangeFoodsChicago

Episode 019: Sha'Nesha Monay - Sha'Nesha Taylor

Sha’Nesha Taylor is the founder of Sha’Nesha Monay fashion line. She is a recent college grad who is pursuing her dream of having her own fashion line while also working full time in the retail industry. She has experience working fashion shows, designing fashion lines and networking with fashion designers.

Sha’Nesha Monay Website

Episode 018: Nhia Yang

On the show today we have Nhia Yang, a skin embellisher that hails from Madison, WI. She’s been applying bold, permanent fashion statements via artistically enhanced ink on people for a handful of years. Tattoos have been around for thousands of years, so today we dive into what to expect when getting a tattoo, how it will affect your body and the mentality of having a permanent fashion statement.

For a discount on her services, mention the podcast and contact her at nhiatattoos@gmail.com

Monday Munchies: Episode 003

Monday Munchies Episode 003: Welcome to Monday Munchies. On these episodes you will be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks. I am not a certified food critic but I do love to eat and some would say that I do have a certain set of skills… I’m not sure what those are nor am I a “yelper” like the majority of residents in South Park, Colorado. But I do love trying new restaurants and food. So enjoy:

Restaurants:
SodoSoPa
Cafe Hoang
Piece Pizza
Xoco
Happy Camper

Episode 016: KidStylin' - Jason & Jodie

KidStylin is a Chicago-based company-offering parents and kids a social shopping experience by bringing kids fashion to one fun-to-shop location. Our expert stylists curate the latest children’s fashion saving you time and money.

We make it fun and easy to dress your kids, keep up on the latest styles, sales and even receive stock alerts from your favorite brands and stores. By building and following “blocks” you can shop ready-to-wear outfits, put together your own and even save and share styles for later.

Shopping for your kids is about to get a lot more fun!

On The Block Blog

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Twitter

Episode 015: D'Andre Gross

D’Andre Gross, the Jack of all trades. The 20 year old Fashion designer, mua, model, uncle, brother, and son just keeps expanding his repertoire. D’Andre is currently going on his third year at the Illinois Institute of Art and in the process of creating his first collection.

Episode 014: Salon Nova & Lash Boutique - Matt K.

Matt K. is a seasoned hairstylist that keeps his chair at Salon Nova & Lash Boutique in Milwaukee, WI. He was trained, where he also now teaches, at Paul Mitchell in Milwaukee. He is a master of his craft with perfect attention to detail that always leaves his customers walking out of the salon looking radiant. 

Matt has graciously offered a 20% discount on hair services if you mentioned this podcast. Contact Salon Nova – 414-273-6682 for more details.

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Monday Munchies Episode 002

Monday Munchies will allow you the chance to be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks.

Milwaukee:
Cafe Hollander – Tosa
Bubba’s Frozen Custard

Chicago:
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
– Uni Sushi
Vapiano
Cooper’s Hawk
Four Star Lounge

Episode 012: Beardbrand - Eric Bandholz

Eric Bandholz is the founder of Beardbrand, a men’s grooming company in Austin, TX. Through branding, social media, and great products Beardbrand grew from $0 in sales to over 7 figures in just two years.

Website

Urban Beardsman Podcast

Episode 011: Wolf-Spirited - Mary Opalk & Johannah Bauch

Mary Opalk is fashion designer and merchandiser with experience such as yoga wear, accessories, and a few big name companies such as Harley Davidson Motor Clothes. She currently works as an Associate Professor at Illinois Institute of Art. She actually shares an artsy scarf, shawl and jewelry company with my fellow artist and friend Johannah Bauch. Johannah is a full time student at the Illinois Institute of Art who also juggles a job and running a company alongside of Mary. The company that these two ladies run is named Wolf-spirited. Every single piece is handmade and one of a kind. These ladies definitely have a lot of wisdom to share so let’s get right into it.

Wolf-Spirited Store

Contact Info: wolfspirited@storenvy.com

Episode 010: Chowbus - Siwei & Linxin

Chowbus is an online delivery platform serving quality cuisine prepared fresh when you order.  Where you can enjoy a healthy blend of veggies and meats to fuel your day! The best part is that you get timely service with only $1 delivery fee.

Chowbus Website

Facebook: Chowbus_

Twitter: @ChowbusChicago

Instagram: @Chowbus_

Monday Munchies Episode 001:

Monday Munchies will allow you the chance to be sitting shotgun on my adventures of exploring restaurants in the past few weeks.

Madison:
Crandall’s State St

Chicago:
Lao Sze Chuan
Coast Sushi
Cherry Circle Room
Three Dots and A Dash
Dos Urban Cantina
Big Star
Rosebud Steakhouse
Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe
Four Star Lounge

Episode 008: (Redacted)

 

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Episode 007: Rachel Carpenter

Rachel is Co-Founder and CEO of Intrinio, a financial data technology firm. Rachel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in both Finance and Management/Human Resources and minors in Spanish and European Studies. She is an advanced front end web developer and a graduate of The Starter League Advanced HTML & CSS web design course, with expertise in HTML/HAML, CSS/SASS, Javascript, Coffeescript and a basic understanding of the Ruby Padrino web framework. Rachel gained experience in HR, marketing and managing teams through positions with Epic Systems Corporation (a healthcare software firm), UW-Madison and the Tampa Bay Lightning/Storm. Rachel rowed competitively as a Division 1 athlete at UW-Madison and competes in NPC fitness competitions. In this episode we delve into the work life balance of a grueling career choice and also staying in tip top physical shape.

Intrinio Website

Episode 006: Four Star Lounge - Mark "Shimmy" Garland

Mark “Shimmy” Garland is the manager at the urban-upscale lounge – Four Star Lounge. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park Chicago, they serve ahi tuna, craft beer, fine wine & cocktails…with Chicago dogs and Old Style on deck!! This is an establishment that is polished but not pretentious! In this episode we get to hear first hand what its like to open a restaurant in an already booming restaurant industry such as Chicago. We find out what it takes to find your niche, how to draw in the right kind of customers, and how to successfully pursue your passions.

Four Star Lounge website

Episode 005: A Positive Beauty - Lisa-Estrella Yang

Lisa is the founder of A Positive Beauty. Her mission is to create bridges between the beauty industry and women empowerment. A Positive Beauty is a nail art blog with positive living as its sidekick, so whenever you need a quick pick-me-up this safe space’s got your back. You’ll find lots of nail art, a sprinkle of beauty-related posts, and endless support on self-love. Someone who is a “positive beauty” is a person who emanates warmth and positivity wherever they go. Beauty shines forever when it is lit from within.

A Positive Beauty website

Episode 004: Legends Gym - Ming Yu

Ming Yu is a certified and experienced personal trainer and co-owner of Legends Gym in Milwaukee WI that just recently opened April 1st. She considers herself a power-builder and competes in both natural bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions. In this episode we go over rookie mistakes people make in the gym, when and why to reach out to a personal trainer, and how to track your personal fitness goals.

Legends Gym website

Episode 003: Hudson Cafe - Jenny Hochschild

Jenny Hochschild started working in restaurants in college where she studied art and graphic design. She still work as an artist but a restaurant job is great for me because I have a well rounded background in food service and I like the flexibility of hours. And it’s fun! She’s had many jobs since college in the restaurant industry. After school she tried commercial art for a while and didn’t care for it so she got a job at a fabulous place called The Main Street Bistro in Racine. That’s where she really learned how to cook and appreciate the finer art of food. She moved to Milwaukee about 20 years ago and worked at a few different places, Mimmas, Eagans on Water and The Waterfront deli. She’s been at Hudson for 2 years and feel it’s one of the best jobs she’s ever had.

Hudson Cafe Website

Episode 002: NextME - John Yi

John Yi is the co-founder of NextME, an app that promises to take the “guesswork out of restaurant waits.” For restaurants, adding a party to the app is easier than pen and paper. Easy peasy. For diners, its simple to see exactly what place they are in line and a close approximate wait time until they are seated. Unlike clunky pager systems, NextME can be downloaded on to cell phones for diners and features an automated system that can be downloaded on either an iPhone or iPad for restaurants. In this episode, John goes over what it’s like to work in the chaotic restaurant industry, what it’s like to pursue the dream of building an app company, and how to stay motivated when pursing one’s dream.

NextMe website

Episode 001: Pa Nhia Lee

Pa Nhia Lee is a fitness fanatic that just recently got into fitness. She is a working professional working out of the Milwaukee area that some how finds time to get to the gym twice a day for “Two-A-Days.” In this episode we go over how to stay motivated enough to continuously go to the gym, what sort of positive results going to the gym has on her life, and other fun tidbits.

Instagram: pnlee23 
Snapchat: pnlee23